Product description

SCIENCE INSPIRED BY NATURE

SMA Advanced First Infant Milk
Shield

Contains 2’FL and LNnT (2’Fucosyllactose and Lacto-N Neotetraose)

Molecules

Contains 1.2g of protein per 100ml that is broken down into smaller pieces (partially hydrolysed 100% whey protein)

Arrows

Contains Omega 3 (DHA) as required by the legislation for all infant formula

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Nutritionally complete as required by legislation for all infant formula

The first 1,000 days of a baby’s life have a life-long impact on many aspects of future health.

Research suggests that breastfed babies have fewer infections and may have a stronger immune system,1 which in part may be due to the presence of human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs).2,3

The growth pattern of a breastfed baby is associated with improved health outcomes.4-6 Breastfed babies tend to grow more slowly than bottle-fed babies.4-6 Protein is one of the main drivers of growth, and the quantity and quality of protein in breast milk are ideal to support appropriate growth.

For information on suitability for use in Halal diets please contact the Careline on 0800 081 81 80 (UK) or 1800 931 832 (Ireland).

SMA® ADVANCED First Infant Milk
The 1st infant milk in Ireland to contain 2’FL & LNnT7-15

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Clinical Evidence

A 2017 clinical trial showed that a infant formula containing 2'FL and LNnT was safe, well tolerated and supported appropriate growth.16

More about what the research says here

A randomised control trial suggests that high intakes of protein in early life may increase the risk of obesity in later life.17
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Rapid postnatal weight gain can result from a high intake of growth-enhancing nutrients, such as protein, in the infant diet. Evidence from the Childhood Obesity Project study18, a large independent randomised controlled trial, suggests that higher protein intakes increase plasma and tissue levels of insulin-releasing amino acids, and of insulin and insulin-like growth factor1, thereby increasing weight gain and adipogenic activity.18-20

References Show all Hide all
  1. Victora CG, et al. Lancet 2016; 387: 475–90.

  2. Kunz C. Adv Nutr 2012; 3(3): 430S–9S

  3. Bode L. Glycobiology 2012; 22(9): 1147–62.

  4. WHO Multicentre Growth Reference Study Group. Acta Paediatr Suppl 2006; 450: 76–85.

  5. Baird J, et al. BMJ 2005; 331: 929.

  6. Kramer MS, et al. J Pediatr 2004; 145: 600–5.

  7. SMA® ADVANCED First Infant Milk datacard. Available at: https://www.smahcp.ie/formula-milk/advanced-first-infant-milk (accessed May 2020).

  8. SMA® PRO First Infant Milk datacard. Available at: https://www.smahcp.ie/formula-milk/pro-first-infant-milk (accessed May 2020)

  9. SMA® Organic First Infant Milk datacard. Available at: https://www.smahcp.ie/formula-milk/organic-first-infant-milk (accessed March 2020)

  10. Aptamil Profutura First Infant Milk datacard. Available at: https://d2yhgir88ahms2.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/13131746/Profutura-powder-product-datacard1.pdf (accessed May 2020)

  11. Aptamil Pronutra First Infant Milk datacard. Available at: https://d2yhgir88ahms2.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/02101825/Aptamil-First-Infant-70ml-200ml-1l-800g-datacards3.pdf (accessed May 2020).

  12. Aptamil Sensavia First Infant Milk datacard. Available at: https://d2yhgir88ahms2.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/09081242/Aptamil-Sensavia-First-Infant-Milk-Powder-datacard.pdf (accessed May 2020)

  13. HiPP Organic First Infant Milk datacard. Available at: https://www.hipp4hcps.co.uk/fileadmin/media_hcp/pdf/HiPP_organic_infant_milk_powder_datacard_030320.pdf (accessed May 2020).

  14. Cow & Gate First Infant Milk datacard. Available at: https://d2yhgir88ahms2.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/24141244/CG-IF-range-datacard-1.pdf. (accessed May 2020).

  15. Piccolo Organic First Infant Milk. Available at https://www.mylittlepiccolo.com/milk/first-infant/ (accessed May 2020)

  16. Puccio G, et al. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2017; 64: 624–31.

  17. Totzauer M et al., Obesity 2018;26(7):1023-10

  18. Koletzko B, et al. Am J Clin Nutr 2009; 89: 1836–45

  19. Kirchberg FF, et al. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2015; 100(1): 149–58

  20. Weber M, et al. Am J Clin Nutr 2014; 99

Find out more about the science here and a comprehensive list of references is available on request via SMA Careline®
DHA, Docosahexaenoic acid

ADVANCED First Infant Milk
800 g Powder

The scoop is provided under the lid. It can be stored in suspension inside the can.

 

SMA® ADVANCED First Infant Milk1

Aptamil ProFutura First Infant Milk2

Contains 2'FL & LNnt

 
 

100% whey, partially hydrolysed protein

 
 

60:40 whey:casein ratio

1.2 g / 100 ml of protein

 
 

(1.3 g / 100 ml)

Contains DHA (Omega 3)

 
 

Nutritionally complete

 
 
References
  1. SMA® ADVANCED First Infant Milk datacard. Available at: https://www.smahcp.ie/formula-milk/advanced-first-infant-milk (accessed May 2020).

  2. Aptamil Profutura First Infant Milk datacard. Available at: https://d2yhgir88ahms2.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/13131746/Profutura-powder-product-datacard1.pdf (accessed May 2020)

DHA, Docosahexaenoic acid

How to open and prepare your baby's feed – powder (800 g)

While this product is made under strict hygienic conditions, it is not sterile. Failure to follow instructions on preparation and storage may make your baby ill.

Open

1. Pull the safety seal and open the lid. The scoop is provided under the lid. Lift the tab, pull on the foil seal, carefully and safely remove the seal and dispose of it.

Wash

2. Wash hands well. Wash and sterilise all utensils according to manufacturers’ instructions.

Boil

3. Boil 1 litre of fresh tap water. Allow boiled water to cool for no more than 30 minutes. Measure the required amount of water (see feeding guide) into a sterilised bottle, carefully – the water is hot. Do not use artificially softened or repeatedly boiled water.

Scoop

4. Using only the scoop provided, add the correct number of scoops of powder (see feeding guide), levelling off each scoop with the back of a clean, dry knife. Store the scoop in suspension inside the can and replace lid.

Shake

5. Place the sterilised teat and cap on the bottle and shake well until powder is fully dissolved. Cool bottle under cold running water or in a bowl or jug of cold water until lukewarm, do not immerse the teat. Test temperature by shaking a few drops onto the inside of your wrist.

Feeding guide

Feeding guide birth – 12 months

Approx. age of baby

Approx. weight of baby

Preparation for single feeds

Feeds in 24 hours

 

Cooled, freshly boiled water

kg

lb

Level scoops

ml

fl. oz. (approx.)

Birth – 2 weeks

3.4

3

90

3

6

2 – 4 weeks

3.7

8

4

120

4

6

4 – 8 weeks

4.2

4

120

4

6

2 months

5.3

11¾

5

150

5

5

3 months

6.1

13½

6

180

6

5

4 months

6.7

14¾

6

180

6

5

6 months

7.6

16¾

8

240

8

4

7 – 12 months

-

-

7

210

7

3

This table is a guide only; a baby may need more or less than the volumes stated. Caregivers should consult their healthcare professional if more advice is needed. Remember, a baby should be fed on demand. 

Mix 1 scoop of powder to 30 ml (approx. 1 fl. oz.) of water. Approx. 195 scoops per can (applicable to 800 g can only). 1 scoop = 4.1 g.

SMA® ADVANCED First Infant Milk - 800g

 

Do not add extra powder or water to make the feeds stronger or weaker and do not press powder into scoop. Using too much or too little powder can make your baby ill.

 

We recommend preparing each feed in individual bottles when required.

 

For hygienic reasons, discard unfinished feed in the bottle as soon as possible.

 

For older babies, made-up formulae can be added to food.

 

Do not alter or add to formulae unless medically directed.

 

Do not warm feeds in a microwave, hot spots may occur and cause scalding.

 

Remember, cows' milk should not be used as a drink during the first year.

*As required by the legislation for all infant formula.

Important Notice:

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recommended that pregnant women and new mothers be informed on the benefits and superiority of breastfeeding – in particular, the fact that it provides the best nutrition and protection from illness for babies. Mothers should be given guidance on the preparation for, and maintenance of, lactation, with special emphasis on the importance of a well-balanced diet both during pregnancy and after delivery. The unnecessary introduction of partial bottle-feeding or other foods and drinks should be discouraged since it will have a negative effect on breastfeeding. Similarly, mothers should be warned of the difficulty of reversing a decision not to breastfeed. Before advising a mother to use infant formula, she should be advised of the social and financial implications of her decision: for example, if a baby is exclusively bottle-fed, more than one can (400 g) per week will be needed, so the family circumstances and costs should be kept in mind. Mothers should be reminded that breast milk is not only the best but also the most economical food for babies. If a decision to use an infant formula is taken, it is important to give instructions on correct preparation methods, emphasising that unboiled water, unsterilised bottles or incorrect dilution can all lead to illness.